Topic archives: online news

<em>HuffPo</em> asks Aussie writer to blog for free

HuffPo asks Aussie writer to blog for free

July 16, 2015 3

In this day and age, can you launch a media start-up without paying writers? One publication is certainly trying.

How I met the PM and became part of the ‘strategy’

How I met the PM and became part of the ‘strategy’

December 11, 2012 8

The Prime Minister invited editors of female-skewing websites to Christmas drinks at Kirribilli House. Women's Agenda editor Angela Priestley was happy to be part of the communications strategy.

Brave News World: whose voice will still be heard?

Brave News World: whose voice will still be heard?

November 5, 2012 5

So many new voices, so little real journalism -- a breeding ground for corruption and failed politics. Gideon Haigh asks who will prevail, in the final chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.

Brave News World: instant gratification, but better informed?

Brave News World: instant gratification, but better informed?

October 22, 2012 9

The pace of news delivery increases as our attention spans decrease. But are we better informed? Gideon Haigh reports in the fifth chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.

Brave News World: how social does the media now have to be?

Brave News World: how social does the media now have to be?

October 8, 2012 7

Social media will enhance or destroy the journalism model, depending on who you believe. Gideon Haigh on Twitter, Facebook and measuring news in the third chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Different Stokes for different folks

October 2, 2012 2

The Alan Jones saga ... The decline of newspaper readership ... Nasty hamsters ...

Brave News World: media is dead — long live media

Brave News World: media is dead — long live media

September 24, 2012 10

Once-great institutions are under threat; what might supplant them is unclear; reputations afford no protection. So what will media look like in 20 years? Gideon Haigh presents the first in a multi-part Crikey investigation.

Phuket, there are jobs out there — and you can change the world

July 14, 2012

To those journalists about to lose jobs in Australia, I'd say this: find yourself a place in the developing world where news breaks and start your own online site, writes Alan Morison.

New Kid on the Block: The Wall … or the walled wide web

New Kid on the Block: The Wall … or the walled wide web

December 12, 2011 3

One Australian new media start-up is using sophisticated software to trawl tweets, and from that constructs a media outlet more or less automatically, featuring the things we are all talking about. Meet The Wall.

The campaign to rid anonymous comments from the internet

The campaign to rid anonymous comments from the internet

November 14, 2011 23

The Communications Council, which represents the advertising industry, would like the trade press to ban all anonymous comments. Mumbrella's Tim Burrowes goes inside the debate.

Why does James Murdoch hate public libraries?

May 24, 2010

James "Son of Rupert" Murdoch has hit out at the British Library and its evil information sharing ways. Roy Greenslade has a memo for him: libraries don't care about your bottom line.

How HuffPo took over the world

May 19, 2010

In just five years, The Huffington Post has become the largest independent news site in the world, and its traffic now eclipses that of the WashPo, WSJ and LA Times. Now there's just one more title to top: the NYT. Henry Blodget gives it six months.

The death of the headline

May 18, 2010

Forget witty puns and waggish turns of phrase -- online news headlines are now written with only one thing in mind: search engine optimisation. David Carr mourns the death of the smart screamer.

What are words worth on the web?

May 14, 2010

A look at the complex economics of online media: "Opinions posted on blogs are cheap. Great journalism is expensive." So should online media editors prize hits over high-quality content? And what are words on the internet actually worth?

Happy Birthday, HuffPo!

May 11, 2010

The Huffington Post, and CJR hip-hip-hoorays with a series of reflections on the online news empire. Our favourite comes from Greg Marx: "Why is it always shouting at me?"

Can you create a magazine in 48 hours?

May 7, 2010

That's the question the folks behind 48 Hour magazine are trying to answer. After they unveil the each issue's theme, writers have 24 hours to produce and submit content, then the production team have 24 hours to stick it all together.

Find out how healthy your news diet really is

April 30, 2010

Do you really read from a wide range of news sources? Slate has created a wonderful little widget that looks at your recent news-browsing history and lays your true media biases bare.

CNN: WTF?

April 29, 2010

WTF CNN? is a delightfully simple site highlighting the tabloid headlines topping CNN's homepage by comparing it to the far more news-focused Al-Jazeera front-page.

Gawker media explains how to make money online

April 9, 2010

Village Voice has the latest staff memo from Gawker Media chief Nick Denton, advising his underlings on how to write for the web. It's fascinating reading from someone who actually has this whole internet thing figured out.

What’s Murdoch got to lose?

April 1, 2010

Rupert Murdoch's Times newspaper is hemorrhaging about £1.5 million a week -- so while erecting an online paywall may seem risky, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain, says media consultant Philip M. Stone.